The Glenfield College Health and Physical Education Department seeks to promote the total well-being of all students through their physical and personal development. We achieve this by providing a broad range of challenging and enjoyable activities, within a safe and positive environment.
1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of skills and attitudes for health and physical development.
2. Develop enhanced motor skills through dynamic movement, and acquire knowledge and understanding of those actions.
3. Develop positive attitudes toward physical education and physical activity.
4. Develop skills and attitudes that enhance their interaction and relationships with others.
Students participate in Physical Education as a core subject in years 9 and 10. In the senior year, Physical Education is available as an optional NCEA subject.
In PE students learn both physical and social skills. The emphasis in our classes is for students to achieve and extend their abilities at a rate that is appropriate to them as individuals. We teach cooperation, communication skills, teamwork, fair play and safety aspects alongside movement and physical skill development.
Where possible co-construction is used in the class and the student’s voice is an integral part of the lesson.
A large variety of physical activities are taught in the junior school and assessed within the context of Challenge, Social Responsibility, Perfecting Performance, Games Sense, Interpersonal Skills and Leadership.
PE in the Senior Years
Physical Education is an NCEA certificated subject and is at available at NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3. The course is a UE approved subject and offers a variety of internally assessed standards that have a physical, biophysical and socio cultural focus. The Aim in each of these courses is to tailor the assessments and standards to best meet the needs of the class. The aim is to include student voice and co-construction to ensure that students are studying topics they are passionate about.
All students are expected to wear the Glenfield College PE top and black shorts of their choice while participating in PE at all year levels.
We aim to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using relevant health issues to engage students in their learning. Students will research and explore deep thinking whilst further developing their knowledge of health issues relevant to their age. Where appropriate guest speakers present information and further challenge students thinking
Topics covered in the junior school include:
Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles